Kiwi Clear Kayaks CLEARLY DIFFERENT®
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
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Scratch resistance isn't really the issue with the outer hull...the moment the product is introduced into the water the water fills in the scratches. The interior of the Caribe and Atlantis should be protected from rocks and sand in ones' shoes upon entering and exiting the kayak. Should the nature of the scratches degrade the view ability through the cockpit, it can be removed and replaced with a new one. Additionally, all Kiwi sit-on-top kayaks were designed to allow for replacement of the clear hull after years of wear. The cost of a new hull is a fraction of the expense of the original purchase price. Lastly, with over 1600 Caribe's in service, we have had very few requests for replacement hulls, which attests to the durability of our kayaks.
Our hulls are made of polyethylene plastic which is extremely durable and impact resistant. The clear inserts are made from polycarbonate, the same material used on fighter jets. Other usage of the material includes submarine view ports and automobile headlights.
All kayaks track relative to their length in combination with the skill of the paddler. The Caribe has a remarkable tracking ability based on hull shape alone and tracks as good if not better than any sit-on-top on the market under 14 feet. The Atlantis, however, is a short kayak and does not track as well as the Caribe...we simply cannot defy physics.
Super stable! In fact, most adults with average balance are able to stand up in the Caribe and Atlantis. While this is not a recommendation for any boat, it is simply that stable.
Kiwi Kayaks were designed for causal, resort and recreational usage. Long distance paddling requires proper equipment in the form of a kayak designed for such treks. We simply do not manufacture kayaks for extensive touring.
Yes, we can ship to practically any region of the globe.
Yes, we make many different models of kayaks. Please visit our sister-site at www.kiwikayak.com
Please click the link to find our company's warranty policy. Warranty Information
The Caribe and Atlantis do require some extra care, however, the extra effort will be rewarded by years of crystal clear views of the wondrous underwater world. A few maintenance tips:
Yes, in certain non covered areas. Please follow the link to the dealer form section, >>Dealers
Yes, we do have sales areas in which we are looking for representation. Please contact us to see if your area is available.
Yes, our kayaks have been designed with the tourism & leisure markets in mind.
On average, we ship within four weeks depending on inventory.
Standard official lead times are four to six weeks.
A number of items play a factor in shipping costs. Volume, fuel surcharges etc. We will make every effort to obtain competitive freight rates for our customers.
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